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Gardening, Roman's Bday, Bike and Brew and an Ugly Mother's Day Brunch

We had planned on going up to Duluth again, but decided to instead spend some time around the cities.

Theo has been slowly practicing his walking.

Meadow's school was having a plant sale so we headed over.

To get the full variety of plants you have to order ahead. We chose to pick from the same day plants. 

We did find a few things for our little garden.

Next year we'll definitely order ahead.

Meadow got asked if she was Captain Marvel. Now I see the similarities

We are sharing our garden with one of our neighbors this year. This had to be the easiest gardening year yet.

We tilled the soil a bit and then got to planting.

Theo is too antsy to be left out on his own. 

I wish the gravel pit next door was a yard. We might just sneak over there and play.

Then we had a birthday party to get to.

The weather looked iffy so I packed all our rain gear.

Roman was turning 6.

Meadow picked out flowers for Roman at the plant sale earlier.

And she made a card.

Now that Lydia is a bit older, Meadow seems to gravitating towards her.

She's also loving Meadow's hand me downs. I can't believe Meadow was just wearing this dress last year.

They did some art together.

They even let Theo join in.

Lydia and Theo shared a plate.

Then everyone sang happy birthday to Roman.

The punching balloons became a hit with everyone.

Oh, yeah this was a Mario Kart themed party.


Emma and her kids even showed up. We hadn't really seen them for quite a while apart from the run in at MayDay.

Theo ate everyones leftovers.

There weren't many snacks left at the end of the party.

We were about to leave when it started down pouring. Good thing I brought our rain suits.

We stuck around for a bit longer until the rain passed.

Every year Nate hosts a Bike n Brew day out and every year we're out of town.

This is our first year to join in.

Finally.

Our first stop was at Number 12 Cider.

I didn't know this place existed.

We weren't sure what to get at a cider house, so we got a flight of the semi-sweet ciders.

We hadn't really eaten since breakfast. We ordered some pizzas from the food truck.

I guess the pizza truck is there 7 days a week.


Then we biked over to our next destination.

Nate pointed the way. Oh, wait, that's not what he's doing.

We decided on Pyres just outside of the North Loop.

They made Meadow's cream soda by hand.

The beer was good, but we mostly came out to hang out.

Meadow kept herself busy reading her graphic novel.

It was getting late for the kiddos so we biked through downtown back to south Minneapolis.

Nicollet Mall is a great route back to south at night when the bus traffic is lighter.

The next day was Mother's Day. Meadow made me a drawing. 

Then Scott made me a breakfast feast. 

Corned beef hash, scrambled eggs and mango crepes. All of the best for a great mom and wife.

Almost as good as casino buffet.

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